BusinessWeek: Montana congressman seeks settlement in fire suit

A Montana congressman is seeking a settlement in a year-old lawsuit against his hometown for the way it handled a wildfire on his land. But the city maintains Rep. Denny Rehberg and his wife have yet to even specify what they’re seeking or file the paperwork needed to jumpstart the slow-moving case.

The case is unfolding amid the biggest campaign of Rehberg’s career as he challenges incumbent U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in 2012.

Both candidates are expected to set fundraising records in Montana, and the race has already been tagged one of the biggest in the country as both parties vie for control of the Senate.
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